Americas Best Value Inn Loma Lodge
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We woke up quite early this morning because if the time difference. We saw a segment about last night's shooting on the news. Two women were shot, one in the arm, the other in the stomach, by a third woman in an attempted burglary. The shooter was still at large as she had jumped into a van driven by a man with a shaved head. We saw the taped off crime scene on our way to the trolley station later in the morning. This hotel is the only one we have booked ...
... smiling from ear to ear the entire time and completely in awe.
That evening, Erik’s parents drove up for dinner and some drinks. My energy level was still extremely low and would be for the next week or so. So everyone obliged me and we ordered Mexican food from Juanita’s to go. Everyone enjoyed their tacos and burritos, and it was a nice relaxing evening listening to the waves and watching a gorgeous sunset. In less than 24 hours, I had fallen ...
... and honest about what was going on and drove us through some of the less touristy bits. Getting back into the US wasn't too hard either we only had to wait 45 minutes when sometimes it can take 1 to 4 hours according to the driver and the others who have had to deal with border crossings.
On Tuesday we went to the San Diego Safari Park. The park was gigantic and went on and on. It felt like we were in the middle of the desert ...
... guest chef presentation: porcini crusted halibut with borlotti beans and acquerello risotto pudding with dried fruits. We sampled the pudding and it was delicious. We attended the mariners’ lunch for passengers who have sailed with Holland America before. It’s an opportunity to meet the captain and other members of the crew. We also attended a couple of the Windows 8 computer sessions, using the photo gallery program to improve and organize our photos. Thursday evening was ...
... night. The excitement is bad enough now. In the morning we're sure we will be wound up too tight to write.
The next post will either come from our first stop, which will be Turtle Bay (Bahia de Tortuga) in four or five days or from Cabo San Lucas on about November 7th or 8th. Wish us luck and may the wind always be at your back.
Hasta Luego (see you later) or as our iPhone interpreted it, Haystack Luigi (Rick's new alter ego!)
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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